Sunday, July 22, 2007

~ Beth, Mail Art, & A New Addiction ~
Looky what I just received in the mail from my friend Beth at Gathering Dust!! She just did a Mail Art Challenge & made up some very unique envelopes to send out to a few lucky ducks like ME!!! Check out her blog on beginner mail art & you will see more of her fun creations.

Got this really pretty envelope in the mail from her ~ I've never seen so much time & thought put into an envelope! And, yes, Beth, the envelope made it here in perfect condition, too!! I bet the mailman got as much of a kick out of seeing it as I did!! Even my DH was impressed, so Beth, you did good!!

Pretty layers of aged looking paper strips down the left hand side with cute happy florals everywhere! Who wouldn't be happy getting a sweet envelope like this? I just sat there & looked at if for a while & let the anticipation build for what might be inside ~ and boy, I wasn't disappointed!

I had mentioned to Beth (she being the ultimate collage / scrapbook artist) that I needed some easy do-able ideas for a pumpkin swap I'm doing for another group I'm in. Bless her sweet heart, she sent me tons of papers, tags, adorable baby rickrack trim, all in fall colors!! I'm set to start off in the world of altered art now!! I've got orange papers, vintage look Halloween designs, rose art in a heavenly fall hue, even a finished tag to inspire me!!!! Now, surely with all these sublime products (notice the subtle word "Success" on the top left?), I'll be able to come up with something super-neat......and all the credit will go to my mentor, BETH!!!!

Thanks sweet BETH, you are a doll!! Ahhhh, I feel a new addiction coming on........



deb said...

Thanks Stephanie for coming to visit my blog. I love yours too! said...

Beth is wonderful- she has the best stash of stuff you'd ever see and she shares it!! It is so much fun to go to her house and make projects together. She reads all sorts of books and articles about collage crafts and always has something new to try or to show me. If it wasn't for her, I'd never have tried collaging!!

vickie said...

What fun! So many different pieces, Isn't it fun to get a surprise!
hugs, Vickie

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

SO cute Stephanie! I would love to receive such a pretty would be fun to do that for Christmas cards.

xoxo Heather

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, those are cute !! Cant wait to see what you come up with !


oooh another addiction coming on hey Steph....yes well you can never have too many can you ? LOL
Lovely things, Beth is very clever.

Big Hugs,
Shann xo

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Steph! That is an awesome package to get in the mail. I love it all!! I want to start getting into things like that. I am just falling in love with all the pretty papers and embelleshments I keep seeing!!

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! It was a lot of fun. I wish it wasnt over already. It was fun to look forward to :)


Lori said...

Steph, Guess who found something cute for you today???? I am going to have a cutesy surprise coming your way next week, got to get your address! Love, Lori